It is looking to take that further next season by showing support for the industry-wide Fleuroselect Year of the Cosmos marketing campaign and will champion new Cosmos 'Xanthos' as the Thompson & Morgan Flower of the Year 2016. Van Hemert is breeder and the flower is a Fleuroselect gold medal winner.
Horticultural director Paul Hansord said: "New cosmos are always popular with our customers – we struggled to meet demand for Cosmos 'Cupcakes' this season, and we're expecting big things from 'Xanthos' in 2016. Yellow is a much sought after colour in the genus. With all eyes on these easy to grow summer performers thanks to the Fleuroselct campaign, we hope to see even more gardeners adding Cosmos to their schemes in 2016."
Another launch is Seed Scatter Gardens (£5.99) wild flower packet mixes.
T&M, which is up for sale, said highlights from the 2016 seed catalogue include:
Alyssum ‘Tetraploid White’, Antirrhinum ‘Lucky Lips’, Antirrhinum ‘Snappy Mix’, California Poppy ‘Copper Swirl’, Californian Poppy ‘XL Yellow’, Lavender ‘Bandera Purple’, Lupin Avalune Red-White, Nasturtium ‘Cream Troika’ & ‘Orange Troika’, Nigella ‘Midnight’, Phlox ‘Cherry Caramel’, Salvia ‘Sahara Red’, Sunflower ‘Tanja’ F1, Sunflower ‘Tall Timbers’ F1 Height 2.4-3m, Sweet Pea ‘Route 66’, Zinnia elegans ‘Zinderella Lilac’ and ‘Zinderella Peach’ and Zinnia elegans ‘Cupids Mix’.